Posted January 30, 2017 by Fantasea Yachts Team
Congratulations! You said “YES” to your most amazing partner and now refer to your beloved as FIANCE. This is an exciting time and your love deserves to be shouted from the highest mountain peak.
Here at FantaSea Yachts, we love meeting new couples and, of course, celebrating that love with a magical wedding. While we encourage couples to bask in their newly engaged glow, there IS a “must-do” checklist that should be completed once you get engaged. Don’t worry…we’re doing the heavy lifting and sharing what those tasks are, courtesy of celebrated wedding experts. Read on to find out what those “must dos” are!
- Brides Magazine: Advice includes insuring your ring, buying a ring holder (or two) and making a 5-year plan with your partner.
- The Knot: Featured tips include setting up a timetable, drafting a guest list and coming up with…gulp…your budget.
- Glamour: Suggestions include calling your relatives, getting your ring sized and planning a special date night with your fiance.
Our event team would also like to add one more tip…create a Pinterest board! Whether you keep it private or share it with your trusted posse, this is an easy way to compile your ideas. It’s also handy once you start meeting with vendors. This way, when the time comes, you can easily share your board, making it easy for others to grasp the concept of your vision.
What do you think wedding lovers? Are there any special tips you’d like to share with all the newly engaged couples? Sound off below!
~ The FantaSea Yachts Team
Posted October 20, 2016 by Fantasea Yachts Team
Whether you’ve cruised with us before or considering us for your next big event, we’re sharing a few, fun nuggets about what makes us Marina del Rey’s premier luxury yacht charter company!
When did FantaSea Yachts start its business?
We first entered the cool waters of Marina del Rey in 1980, and have been honored to serve this waterfront community for 36 years and counting.
Is FantaSea Yachts family-owned and operated?
It’s true! Companies like ours do exist. Not only are we a family business, but we consider our employees our family. Much of our team has worked at FantaSea for 10, 15, 20+ years! We’ve even gone on to hire the families of our staff. Several of our employees have also selected FantaSea as their chosen venue for their important life milestones. We’ve celebrated the weddings, birthdays and other joyous occasions of our employees aboard our yachts, which have been incredibly special for the entire team.
What makes FantaSea’s yacht fleet so distinct?
There are several factors that make our yachts special. One thing that our guests love is that our yachts are privately owned. We also only do private charters. The other key factor is the maintenance of the yachts. We have a crew that’s specifically dedicated to making sure our yachts are in the most pristine condition, from paint jobs and polishing to yacht maintenance and furniture design. When you step aboard one of our yachts, its proper care and upkeep will shine.
What are the most popular celebrations you see aboard FantaSea Yachts?
Weddings take the cake (pun intended) as our most popular event, but we’re more than just “the big day.” Celebrations take the form of many special occasions from anniversary parties and blow-out birthday bashes to retirement festivities and family reunions. But adults don’t have all the fun. We’ve done countless bar/bat mitzvahs, proms and other social engagements! Our celebrations video showcases the gamut of our soirees.
Are corporate events held aboard FantaSea Yachts?
One word: YES! We love catering to our corporate clients. Business luncheons, seminars at sea, dockside meetings, sunset cocktail cruises, welcome receptions, closing parties, we’ve seen/done it all! Not only are we experienced with the business community, but our close proximity to LAX (only 4 miles), makes us easily accessible to those flying in for the event. Our corporate video gives a sneak peek to our business savvy approach.
Silicon Beach is buzzing on the Westside. How has FantaSea worked with this sector?
We’re making waves with our neighboring tech community by partnering with several start-ups for mixers and receptions aboard our luxury yachts, providing an exclusive experience for guests. This summer we held a reception on-board our Dandeana yacht for Silicon Beach Fest. The group loved being on the water, taking in views of the Los Angeles coastline. Our unique setting is what makes the FantaSea Yachts experience so desirable.
What is one thing people might not know about FantaSea Yachts?
One thing that’s apparent from the get-go is that we absolutely love what we do. Our team is an experienced group of event planning professionals. When we say “from start to finish we help with every step of the process,” we absolutely mean it! Have a question about table settings? We’ll toy with arrangements until you find “the one.” Need help with a DJ, band or florist? We can recommend proven crowd-pleasers. Looking to reprioritize your event budget? We can help assess your needs and figure out where you’ll get the most value. Thinking of a custom menu? Our chef will feed your gastronomic vision. And best of all? We’re there on your big day to make sure everything runs as smoothly as planned. With FantaSea, our clients automatically have built-in wedding/special event planners who will work hard to perfectly execute your vision, no matter how intimate or grand.
Have another question for us? Want to learn more about our event planning services? Give us a call at 310- 827-2220 or submit your event inquiry here. We’d love to hear from you!
~ The FantaSea Yachts Team
Posted June 22, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team
With the wedding whirlwind in full spin mode where do you even start for decorations? Flowers, Candles, Nautical Decor – purchased or DIY….feels like so many ideas and so little time.
A decade ago, before the internet, brides would stock pile wedding magazines. Now with cell phones, apps, updates, Google Images, Pinterest or Etsy, fresh ideas are literally a touch screen away.
Break out your 3 ring planning binder for the print outs of your favorite ideas and try hard to stay focused on that vision!
Already a stunning natural backdrop, the yachts and waterside Yacht Club will be perfect and guests will be all eyes on the couple of honor while enjoying views from Santa Monica Pier to the snow capped mountains.
I love the DIY mentality. There is nothing that can’t be done to shine, your way, at an affordable price.
Fun with candles goes a long way in all of our venues and are a great way to break up the floral budget. Flowers can easily cost you $800-$3,000 when you hire a designer or florist OR you can DIY and spend that money elsewhere.
Incredible (affordable) centerpiece ideas from some of the FantaSea Production Team
Tiffani – One of my favorite centerpieces is a cluster of mason jars, candles or 8×10 framed pictures set on top of sheet music (possible of your favorite tune or first dance) as a table topper. Print your sheet music at home, tea stain it to give it an antique look, add Dollar Store frames and you’ve got a unique and affordable centerpiece. Total Costs $3-10 per table.
John – I love this simple idea for centerpieces. Tall Vases and Feathers. The couple placed glow sticks in the vases so they were illuminated at night. Simple, DIY and inexpensive! The height is great too and offers a dramatic effect as you take in the entire expanse of the room!
Jasmine – My favorite DYI centerpiece is a vase or multiple vases of different heights with a floating candle and petals on a table surrounded by more petals and votive candles around the centerpiece.
Erin - I really love what one of our clients is doing with the large shells and coral as centerpieces surrounded by colored sea glass and small shells w/candles. Take one gorgeous coral or shell, put it on a stand or on display, add votive candles and a sprinkle of petals around the base and you’re good to go.
Stephanie - Reduce, re-use and recycle with natural elements. Anytime of year, Sand and seashells centerpieces, surrounded by candles. Fall and Winter, tall tree branches leaning out of a thin vase, with a sprinkle of leaves around the centerpieces with candles. Summertime is perfect for adding lemons, limes and apples to any arrangement with a single floating flower of the same color.